Media Matters reports:
On Friday, Ohio Senate candidate J.D. Vance pushed an anti-immigration conspiracy theory that alleged President Joe Biden was deliberately allowing drug smugglers to import fentanyl to the United States to kill Donald Trump voters. The theory has also been put forward by Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, whom the New York Times recently characterized as running “what may be the most racist show in the history of cable news.”
Vance made the allegations in a recent interview with Jim Hoft, founder of the far-right site Gateway Pundit. “If you wanted to kill a bunch of MAGA voters in the middle of the heartland, how better than to target them and their kids with this deadly fentanyl,” Vance told Hoft, later adding: “It does look intentional. It’s like Joe Biden wants to punish the people who didn’t vote for him. And opening up the floodgates to the border is one way to do it.”
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GOP Senate candidate parrots a Tucker Carlson conspiracy theory that Biden is intentionally allowing fentanyl to cross the border to kill Trump voters https://t.co/GWSS8PDQaO
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“It does look intentional. It’s like Joe Biden wants to punish the people who didn’t vote for him.” — JD Vance, arguing Biden is purposely flooding the country with fentanyl to get revenge on Trump voters pic.twitter.com/PGAFPH9BWQ
— Ryan Grim (@ryangrim) April 30, 2022